Robotic lunar rovers, built by student engineers from six UK universities, will be put through their paces this Sunday, July 16, in a series of challenges in the robotics trials area and Lunar Yard at the Harwell campus in Oxfordshire.
Testing is heating up for the Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI), the coldest instrument on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST).
Nearly two years on from the first detection of gravitational waves by the international Advanced LIGO team, made up of engineers and scientists from the UK, the USA, Germany and Australia amongst others, this achievement continues to be recognised as a research and technological breakthrough and this week was awarded the latest in a series of eminent honours for what has become a completely new branch of astronomy.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council has published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2016-2017.
Universities and Science Minister Jo Johnson underlined the government's commitment to the UK space sector today as he visited STFC's RAL Space Facility.
A new cohort of post-doctoral fellows have joined the teams across STFC departments thanks to the Rutherford International Fellowship Programme (RIFP).
In a reversal of the science fiction classic War of the Worlds, research shows humans may never be able to make a home on Mars.
Two UK astronomers may have found an answer to the 25-year-old mystery of how planets form in the aftermath of a supernova explosion.
STFC spin-out company Cobalt Light Systems has been acquired by analytical laboratory technologies firm Agilent Technologies.
A powerful computer system capable of revolutionising the UK's ability to plan for extreme events, such as flooding and power outages, is being designed as part of a government scheme to make the nation's infrastructure more resilient.